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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

On ESPN, Dean Tillipman talks FIFA and extradition (with video)

In an appearance Thursday on ESPN, FCPA Blog senior editor Jessica Tillipman discussed the extradition process with Switzerland in the FIFA corruption case.

The DOJ unsealed a 47-count indictment early Wednesday in federal court in New York charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracies during a 24-year corruption scheme at the heart of international soccer.… Continue Reading

An Open Iran: Normalization dividend with a compliance nightmare

We are perhaps six weeks away from a deal which would open up a country shunned for nearly four decades.

It is a stable country in a highly unstable region. One with a highly educated but underemployed population, where there are untapped and almost unlimited oil, gas, chromium, copper, iron, lead, and zinc reserves; where the national airline has not bought a new aircraft in 37 years, and where every aspect of infrastructure requires renewal.… Continue Reading

Pharma news: China restricts hospital drug sales

China is pushing reforms at public hospitals in the wake of widespread complaints about inadequate healthcare services and corruption related to drug sales.

According to a guideline issued by the State Council, reforms that were piloted in 17 cities in 2010 will be expanded to the country’s 6,800 public hospitals by 2017.… Continue Reading

Putin signs law to ban ‘undesirable’ NGOs

Image courtesy of the KremlinPresident Vladimir Putin signed a law this month that allows prosecutors to declare foreign and international non-governmental organizations “undesirable” and arrest Russians cooperating with them.

The U.S.… Continue Reading

Confronting corruption: My own perfect storm

In her recent post on the FCPA Blog, Alison Taylor said organizational and team culture and norms are overwhelmingly important in explaining why and how corruption occurs. “The person at the desk next to you is a far more important source of how things really work and how to get things done than the code of conduct,” she said.… Continue Reading

Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right? (Part 1 of 3)

Is freedom from corruption a human right? That is, should we understand it as one? The world does not now think of corruption that way. Major international anti-corruption conventions, such as the OECD Convention Against Bribery or UN Convention Against Corruption, do not frame corruption as a rights violation. … Continue Reading

DOJ declination for Hyperdynamics

Hyperdynamics Corporation said Friday the DOJ has closed its FCPA investigation without bringing any charges against the company.

The Houston-based oil and gas company said it had cooperated with the government’s investigation, and the “DOJ noted the value of the Company’s cooperation in its [declination] letter.”… Continue Reading